Perak Academy & Perak Women for Women
— presents —
“ISLAM AND PUBLIC POLICY”
by CIK ZAINAH ANWAR
26 SEPTEMBER 2014 (FRIDAY), 8.00 PM
SYEUN HOTEL, JALAN SULTAN ABDUL JALIL, IPOH
DINNER AT RM50/= PER PERSON
PREMIUM TABLES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE
PERAK ACADEMY TEL 016-5518172
PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN TEL 05-5469715
Zainah Anwar will speak about the use of Islam as a source of law and public policy in Muslim countries and its challenges within the context of democracy, human rights and women’s rights. The talk includes women’s rights, children’s rights, freedom of religion, and the larger issue of conflict between civil and syariah laws. She will argue for the possibility and necessity for equality and justice in Islam and for reform in how Islam is understood and practiced.
Zainah Anwar is a founding member and former Executive Director of Sisters in Islam (SIS), a non-governmental organisation working on the rights of Muslim women within the framework of Islam. She is now the Director of Musawah, the SIS-initiated Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. She also writes a monthly column, Sharing the Nation, for the Star.